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Tiny toilets sell for house price

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Thursday 17th July 2014

TINY public toilets on a Barnsley high street went under the hammer for more than a three-bedroomed family home just across the road.

The toilets on High Street, Wombwell, had a guide price of £20,000 but eventually sold for £67,000 – £7,000 more than a house on the market on nearby Orchard Street.


Barnsley Council sold the toilets in the auction held at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Tuesday and around six interested parties put bids in to quickly bump up the price.


** The full story is in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated July 18. **

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Posted by melanie I Fri 18th Jul 2014 at 9:13am

were do they expect the public to go ,disabled people ,old folks ,and people who get caught out the toilets are a must in a town but wombwell is half way to a ghost town

Posted by A. Nonymous I Fri 18th Jul 2014 at 11:11am

The Council must be scraping the barrel now! The toilets in Cudworth are also for sale at auction. I wonder how much they will go for. Would be interesting. Chronny keep your eyes peeled ;)

Posted by Ian I Fri 18th Jul 2014 at 12:30pm

Interesting that a developer thinks he can make money out of a toilet-sized plot - hardly "location., location ..." At The other extreme (and the other end of the borough, of course), we have desirable, large properties being knocked down to make way for even larger, even more desirable monuments to individual wealth and position. Not very sustainable (a key criterion for our Council in its plans for our future) and with climate change experts saying we should be buying smaller TVs and fridges, I wonder how many villages this type of property would power.

Posted by Scott I Sun 20th Jul 2014 at 3:10pm

Nice outdoor seating area for Wetherspoons.